Hedgerow Delights… Hello Autumn

🌿 Now the sky is complete cloud and the recent overbearing heat has dissolved, the thought of autumn feels possible. Once again at this time of year, Jim Morrison’s haunting voice pops into my head with “Summer’s almost gone…” I refuse to be sad and wistful this year though. Autumn brings so many good things and so much beauty, as well as a natural pause and a gathering of oneself before jumping into the flurry of activity that is September and the mad hurly burly rush towards Christmas 😊🍃🍄 This year, coming slowly out of the Covid-19 crisis (and maybe heading back at any time, who knows?!), I’m going to enjoy autumn and all it has to offer. Slow ambles through the woods watching the landscape as it changes, pottering in the golden garden with the cats, excitedly planning for Christmas in the land of Millie Moth and soaking up the inspiration and joy this season brings.

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Into the Dark

 

IMG_1037These were painted with acrylic paints on 7×5″ canvas boards, with acrylic gloss to finish. Using the same techniques as for my Deep Sea & Into the Blue paintings, I started in an abstract style whilst trying to achieve texture & movement from brush strokes. Choosing darker  colours than I’ve used before – deep sea greens & black with a hint of royal blue – I worked into it, then embellished it with some beautiful paint Dan bought me for Christmas which has a subtle silver shimmer to highlight glimpses of light through the darkness. I finished by emphasising underwater shapes with decorative details using Posca pens. Continue reading

Into the Blue

 

IMG_1034 2These were painted with acrylic paints on 7×5″ canvas boards, with acrylic gloss to finish. Using the same techniques as for my Deep Sea paintings, I started in an abstract style whilst trying to achieve texture & movement from brush strokes. Choosing vibrant colours I worked into it and then emphasised underwater shapes with decorative details using Posca pens. Continue reading